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    Angry HOT w/c cushions!!!! @#$#!*!!?!!?

    ft pwc user, can't transfer, can't lift myself, sit in pwc 13 hrs straight!! what can i do to lessen moisture on my bum? (already shaved, use powder, blow dryer after bath). the heat rashes have already started and it is only in the 70's here.

    my cushion is hot (Jay2) so i put a thin cottom sheet over the cushion cover, didn't help. tried a cotton towel, nada. (i am mostly housebound, so no underwear and don't sit on my gown but instead sit directly on the towel.)

    would sheepskin help? any tips or ideas? are some cushions cooler than others? is this just one more thing i have to just deal with?

    aaarrrggghhh!!!!

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    i have a stimultie honeycomb cushion that has good circulation to help prevent the dreaded "swamp ass".

    since you're homebound, maybe hook up a fan pointed at your seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    i have a stimultie honeycomb cushion that has good circulation to help prevent the dreaded "swamp ass".

    since you're homebound, maybe hook up a fan pointed at your seat?
    i've actually tried that.

    i tilt back with a fan sitting on the desk in front of me. 'i' freeze but my butt stays hot cause air can't get under there or my thighs and i am unable to lift my legs so it can.

    does your cushion prevent it? do you think a sheepskin cover would help? wonder if those cushions that you pump up with air would be cooler?

    thanks for the prompt reply.

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    wonder if those cushions that you pump up with air would be cooler?
    Rohos? No, they're no cooler than a Jay. A Stimulite would be your best bet.

    (I've used all three)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwMS
    i've actually tried that.

    i tilt back with a fan sitting on the desk in front of me. 'i' freeze but my butt stays hot cause air can't get under there or my thighs and i am unable to lift my legs so it can.

    does your cushion prevent it? do you think a sheepskin cover would help? wonder if those cushions that you pump up with air would be cooler?

    thanks for the prompt reply.
    i'm not sure sheep skin would be the best bet for you because i think it would help keep heat in. but it may wick away the moisture being it's wool. the stuff is good for pressure sore prevention i hear.

    my cushion does help promote circulation.

    this is the cushion i have:
    http://www.supracor.com/medical/classic_cushion.htm

    this is a description of its advantages and desgin:
    http://www.supracor.com/medical/tota...management.htm

    here's a link to the roho website:
    http://www.therohogroup.com/medical/seatcushions.jsp

    and here's a link to help you find a roho cushion best suited to your needs:
    http://www.therohogroup.com/medical/...07CDToWeb.html
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    Sheepskin may actually make the heat worse. It doesn't let the air circulate and also may impact the pressure relieving part of the cushion. How do you do pressure reliefs?
    CKF

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    thanks!!!

    thanks everyone!!! i appreciate your help.

    CALI -- i willl for sure check out your cushion. thanks for posting the very informative links!

    swamp ass? that is a perfect description. think it could be related to my home below?

    thanks again!

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    no problem bud, just doin my job
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    stimulite here too. There really are no other options that are good IMHO

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